Publishing as Artistic Practice

Edited by Annette Gilbert

Text by Hannes Bajohr, Paul Benzon, K. Antranik Cassem, Bernhard Cella, Annette Gilbert, Hanna Kuusela, Antoine Lefebvre, Matt Longabucco, Alessandro Ludovico, Lucas W. Melkane, Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Aurélie Noury, Valentina Parisi, Michalis Pichler, Anna-Sophie Springer, Alexander Starre, Nick Thurston, Rachel Valinsky, Eva Weinmayr, Vadim Zakharov Less


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What does it mean to publish today? In the face of a changing media landscape, institutional upheavals, and discursive shifts in the legal, artistic, and political fields, concepts of ownership, authorship, work, accessibility, and publicity are being renegotiated.

Art, Design, Theory / History / Criticism
The field of publishing not only stands at the intersection of these developments but is also introducing new ruptures. How the traditional publishing framework has been cast adrift, and which opportunities are surfacing in its stead, is discussed here by artists, publishers, and scholars through the examination of recent publishing concepts emerging from the experimental literature and art scene, where publishing is often part of an encompassing artistic practice. The number and diversity of projects among the artists, writers, and publishers concerned with these matters show that it is time to move the question of publishing from the margin to the center of aesthetic and academic discourse.

Scholar and critic Annette Gilbert’s research and teaching focus on the literary avant-garde, the history of the book, self-publishing, piracy/samizdat publishing, Moscow conceptualism, digital poetry, concrete poetry, and the materiality and mediality of literature.


69 b/w

304 pages, 69 illustrations
Paperback, 16x24 cm
Sternberg Press, 1st edition 2016
ISBN 9783956791772